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The Great Gatsby Alanna ReevesAdvanced PlacementThe Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that tell the story of the love triangle between Jay Gatsby, Daisy, and her husband Tom Buchanan. Jay and Daisy had a relationship before Daisy married Tom. Gatsby believed Daisy married Tom for money, so when he found out he decided to gain wealth so would be worthy of Daisy Buchanan and finally be with her. Jay Gatsby is an outcast because he is posing as “old money”, he pretends he is from highbreeding and years of wealth. Gatsby is careful with what he tells people, he has created a totally new identity for himself as a wealthy man. His real name is James Gatz and is the son of Henery C. Gatz. His original encounter with wealth occurred when he was fishing and came across the millionaire Dan Cody who had docked his yacht in a dangerous part of Lake Superior. James warms him and Cody ends up employing him. This is the turning point for Gatsby; the moment he went from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby. When Cody dies he leaves Gatsby with 25,000 dollars.